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Dierra

Sorry to be annoying but I am so very confused. How can I have not given hsv2 to my husband ? He tested negative on a blood test for hsv2 . He tested positive for hsv1 blood test. I can’t figure out why the heck I never had anything close to a sore until now . My tests showed negative for igm . My swab test showed hsv2. Could this be wrong? Maybe I have hsv1 genitally and my partner gave it to me? We have been married for 14 years. I was sexually active with other men during my college years. It has been years. Now rightfully even though he knows I did not cheat he is questioning why he does not have hsv2 if I have it. 

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WilsoInAus

Hey @Dierra not at all you ask a great question that we can help with.

Every sexual episode is only a probability of transmission, 1 in thousands without an active outbreak. The chance of annual transmission rate to a male is 4%, hence your are not a lot over 50%.

You may be less than average in terms of transmission probability. Further there is some evidence that negative people can actually build some immunity to the virus with regular low levels of skin exposure.

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